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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,716 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,716
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 24
Gots: 111 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jon on 08-27-2003)
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Photo of robgage
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of LukeGude
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Slynger
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Mojo pours a deep orangey gold color with a large lid of fuzzy lemon cream.

This beer smells all hoppy and delicious. Lots of citrus fruitiness, oranges, grapefruits, and lemons, with pine needles and grass.

The flavor has a solid caramel maltiness to balance out the awesomeness of the hops. They dance in with pineapples and sweet citrusy orange, bitter rind included, followed by lemon grass and pine sap flavors that add to the pleasant bitterness with a touch of earthy spiciness to it. Medium-full in body with a perfect amount lightly oily, creamy-fuzzy carbonation.

Great IPA from Boulder Beer. Gotta love Amarillo. Drink one and get your mojo workin'.

Photo of kirkse
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jwhancher
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Mad Mex in standard pint glass. Pours a copper color, somewhat hazy. No head but likely from the bartender's pour. Reeks of hops: citrus and floral aromas. Hop character shines through on the taste. Gives a nice resiney aftertaste. Very slight malt background. A very solid IPA. If in the mood for hops this one's a go-to.

Photo of charlatan
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There is no freshness date on the bottle. This has an amber colour with a rather head and is fairly cloudy. When I sniffed into the bottle it seemed very much a herbal hop concoction with a rather metallic nose, but in my glass it smells much sweeter.

It adopts the numerous miniscule bubbles approach to carbonation and begins sweetly before giving way to a bitter orange rind hoppiness. Not bad at all, but not oustanding for an IPA of this strength says this spoiled adopted Oregonian (when I lived in Ohio I would have swooned over this stuff). It seems to get sweeter and change from orange rind to ruby red grapefruit as it warms. Don't serve too cold!

Photo of Dank26
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of fitzy84
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Moan and Dove. The drink had a murky orange appearance with some decent lacing. Faint citrus and orange flavor aromas gently permeated from the drink; nothing too special. Moderately strong bitterness was a little off-putting in its taste department. Good carbonation. Overall, it was pretty decent but a little too strong in taste.

Photo of CharlesRiver
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle. Pours out a bit lighter than I expected. Very light tan color with a small white head. Not very effervesant.

The smell is just great. Citrus and pine notes come through. Not too over-powering but just right. Taste is well balanced. Slightly sweet malt and piney hops come through. Grapefruit and orange are present as well.

Overall this is a great beer. Well balanced with plenty of body. I am amazed at how balanced this beer is. Great job!

Photo of freed
3.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a brilliant copper hue with a light smattering of fizz on top. The clarity is nearly perfect and the carbonation dances to the top refreshing the foam.

The aroma is suggestive of mild floral hops and seems to be missing the aggressive tail of whatever they chose (Centennial?). Its a delicate aroma and is reminiscent of the all-good properties of Dreadnaught.

The taste doesn't have the same all-good properties though - and it almost seems like the aroma got the good parts of the hop and the taste got the brash parts. There's a mild sweet malt body that isn't enough to compete with what starts as a somewhat pine sap bitterness and only gets harsher once swallowed. Its almost like a purely bittering hop like nuggets were used so there is no mild delicate floral or citrus, just caustic.

Its not a very encouraging beer when the aftertaste is like pine needle. So its not the most drinkable, but I'll make an effort. It could really use some milder hop as a dry hop to smooth the transition.

Photo of Mark5252
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of hockeypuck
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of SurlyDuff
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A really good american IPA. There is nothing remarkable or outstanding about this one. It's just damn good and a really good portrail of the AIPA style.

This one came from a 22oz bomber and pours a yellow amber, crystal clear. Tight head and sticky sides.

Enjoyable aroma of hops, nothing over the top, just really good.

Taste and mothfeel are good. A solid light malt base and a bunch of hops piled on.

Enjoyable and a good drinker. Like I said, it's worthy, recommended, but just not unique or exciting.

Photo of JEdmund
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, light yellowish-orange. Awesome aroma I could smell a couple feet away. Lots of citrus and resinous hops, and slightly sweet malts. Flavor packs in all those good smelling hops with minimal maltiness. Fairly light-bodied. Overall I like it and am surprised I've yet to try this before. One of the better IPAs I can get in Kansas.

Photo of climax
3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The color is more on the pale side, honey as opposed to amber. The head was quick to form and had good retention and wall of lace. The clarity was "Hazed" as Boulder would probably like to call it.

The nose certainly didn't offer an IPA dose of hops. It stayed safely on the malt side of things with tons of caramel accented by sweet citrus and rip fruit tones. Not particularly what I had in mind.

The flavor had a bit more bitter to it than the aroma, but didn't really rev my engine. The taste was juicy and sweet, with most of the hop bitterness coming in the finish. Caramel, biscuits, some pine and grapefruit flavors mingle for supremacy.

The body was smooth and easy to drink with a dry finish. The carbonation was mild, but stayed crisp through the finish.

Not a bold IPA unfortunately. The alcohol was hidden quite well though, so I'll give it a 3.5 in the last field. I'm trying the Mojo Risin' following this one, so hopefully that was can satisfy the craving for this hop head.

Photo of Dapperticus
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of happygnome
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at o'neills in rochester, mn

a: pours a nice golden color with about a quarter inch of head that dissapers fast leaving a little lacing on the top of the beer as well as around the edge of the glass
s: sweet malts in the very initial, followed heavily by citrusy piny and mabey earthy hop bitterness
t: hops hops hops, citrusy piny are the two most previlant hints of earthy hops as well
m: medium bodied beer with little carbonatoin

overall, i really enjoyed this brew and i think i will order it again some time, unfortunatly not a sessionable brew

Photo of djeucalyptus
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a beautiful rich golden-copper with a stark white frothy cap that leaves behind some nice spotty lacing.

Powerful hops are definitely in there... centennial? zesty aroma with notes of pine, citrus, juniper, and a bit of subtle pale malt... bready aroma.

Taste is hoppy! In the best way. pine up front, yielding way to an herbaly citrus zest. It fades to a piquant piney-junipery-herbal bitterness that is interesting. A good bit of caramel maltiness and a touch of near-yeasty breadiness help balance the powerful hops. Bitter pine and a good bit of fruity citrusy goodness.

Ample carbonation and moderate body are perfect for the style and the flavors. Interesting mouthfeel is aided by a bit of hoppy astringency and a good bit of pleasant bitterness. Solid.

All in all, drinkable like whoah. Personally, it's not the hop profile I'm head-over-heels for, but everything jives together beautifully and makes a really solid, really drinkable IPA.

Photo of StlHopHead77
3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from nitro-tap into a standard pint glass at Global Brew Tap House.

A-Pours out an uber-cloudy,creamy orange with a tight,dense,creamy,snow white head of two fingers that resembled whipped vanilla yogurt,lasted for the duration of the pint and left insanely thick,sticky lacing deposited on every inch of the glass.

S-There really wasn't much here and I know that that can be a result of the nitro-tap so I will keep that in mind.Mild,stale citrus and some biscuity malt mostly.There is also a faint mineral quality to it.

T-There was a little more hop presence here with some subdued citric and pine notes.Once again,a pale ale style malt body was detected.Muted hops and a somewhat bland malt backbone made this beer pretty average.

M-Great mouthfeel.Dense and creamy with a touch of IPA bitterness.More flavor overall would have raised this beer a few notches for me.

O-I need to try this beer from a standar tap to truly see what effect the nitro-tap has on this beer.I was a little dissapointed with this offering.

Photo of theboozecruise
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an imperial pint glass. It's a clear golden color with a finger worth of white head. It's got good retention and lacing.

It's got a faint hop smell, you have to get your nose in to pick up some piney aromas. They're good, but need to be more bold!

The taste is a lot more hop forward with a piney flavor and crisp bitterness to it. Pretty good actually, better than the aroma had me expecting.

The crisp bitter flavors linger a little long for my tastes. Good carbonation.

Overall it's pretty good. I like the main flavor a lot.

Photo of perrymarcus
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours a light orange/copper tone with about an inch and a half of white/off-white head, moderate retention and lacing.

aroma is more or less typical of an ipa, with a hoppy profile being well-defined - notably pine and citrusy (on the latter count, primarily grapefruit). there's a malty presence as well.

taste mosty follows the nose, perhaps a floral note or two... hops are nicely balanced by the malt. a tasty ipa; nothing spectacular, but enjoyable. mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with average cabronation. i would see nothing wrong with having a couple at a sitting... that is, of course, assuming i was out of better options.

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into Duvel snifter. Enjoy by Jan 12 2012 stamped on neck.

Appearance - Huge billowing barely offwhite head. Hazy amber body.

Smell - Moderate spicey hop. sweet undercurrent promises to balance out the taste.

Taste - Sweet. Hoppy with a slightly bitter but mostly clean finish. Not much of an aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Almost creamy. A bit sticky.

Overall Drinkability - Decent beer. Some balance. Not particularly complex.

Photo of supercolter
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty decent offering from Boulder. Appearance is pretty good, oily looking with small head and lots of lacing. Smell is pretty good as well, with some decent dry hops and a bit of candy flavor to it. Taste is good, similar to the smell. Not a lot of malt at all. Mouthfeel is a bit weak, I was expecting it to be more oily. Drinkability is very good for the style.

Photo of Evarigan
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
86 out of 100 based on 1,716 ratings.